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Guitar solos, unaccompanied

THE GUITARIST’S DAY (1996) for solo guitar by Roger C. Vogel. The three witty movements were inspired by the composer’s observations of guitar students at the University of Georgia. Late Afternoon on the Steps depicts a guitarist warming up and practicing for a lesson. Midnight Variations represents a late-night improvisation, and Monday Morning alternates between the frantic panic of oversleeping and calm daydreaming. (16’15”) Grade IV-V. 
Sound Samples:
Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

THE GUITARIST’S DAY for solo guitar, B908 $12.00 

DANCES and Interludes coverDANCES AND INTERLUDES for solo guitar by Howard J. Buss was commissioned by guitarist, Robert Phillips. It features three dance-like sections preceded by a soulful introduction and separated by developmental interludes. The composer was inspired by styles from 3 countries: the songo from Cuba, bossa nova from Brazil, and rumba flamenco from Spain. Traditionally, the songo combines elements of the folkloric rumba with popular Cuban dance music. The Latin beat of the songo is specifically designed for the drum set. Although drums are not used in this piece,the first dance, ala songo, captures the choppy, energetic flavor of the Cuban model. The interlude that follows transitions to the mood for the second dance, ala bossa nova. This section has the smoother, more relaxed quality of this popular Brazilian style. It gradually gives way to the final dance, ala rumba flamenco. The energetic strumming patterns, colorful effects with muted strings, percussive interjections with the palm of the hand and fingertips capture the spirit of this exciting Andalusian genre. (8’15”) Grade V. B463 $10.00
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3
DANCES AND INTERLUDES for solo guitar, B463 $10.00

Guitar with one other instrument                                 (top of page)

TWILIGHT REFLECTIONS (2001) for flute & guitar by Roger Vogel, written for the Helios Duo.The lyrical nature of the music suggests images of fading light after sunset reflected on water or glass, and also refers to evening thoughts, perhaps at times dramatic ones. (8’) Grade V.
Sound Samples:
Excerpt 1 (the opening).mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3

TWILIGHT REFLECTIONS for flute & guitar, B919 $10.00

TWO POEMS (1992) for flute & guitar by Lee Heritage was inspired by two poems by Emily Dickinson: This - is the land - the Sunset washes - and Wild Nights. Winner of the 1998 Newly-Published Music Contest of the National Flute Association. (6’30”) Grade IV. 
Sound Samples:
Excerpt, Movement 1.mp3; Excerpt, Movement 2.mp3
TWO POEMS for flute & guitar, B722 $12.00 

WAVE TRAIN (1990) for flute & guitar by Howard J. Buss. The interaction of the lyrical melodies in this beautiful and frequently performed work is reminiscent of the patterns created by intermingling waves on the surface of water. The flute & marimba version of this work is recorded on the HoneyRock label by the McCormick Duo. This is an attractive feature number which also works well as a contest piece. (6’15”)
Grade IV-V.
WAVE TRAINfor flute & guitar, B345 $12.00
 
WINTER SUN (1996) for flute and guitar by Roger C. Vogel. This charming work reflects the hope radiating from the sun on a long Winter’s day. (6’) Grade IV.  
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3
WINTER SUN for flute & guitar, B907 $10.00

 



Guitar in chamber music                                                   (top of page)

AWAKENING by Howard Buss is a charming, soulful composition strongly influenced by the Jewish Klezmer idiom. The music moves from a mystical, contemplative opening to an energetic finale. Color is added to the ensemble with the use of wind chimes, finger cymbals, and finger rolls on the body of the string bass. This work is a memorable addition to any recital, and because of its spiritual nature, makes a wonderful musical offering in a house of worship. (7’)  Grade IV.
Awakening
for flute, guitar, and string bass score sample (score in C):
Opening.pdf

or to order offline AWAKENING, version for alto flute, guitar & string bass, B307A $16.50 
Awakening (clarinet, guitar & string bass version) Sound Samples:
Excerpt 1, the opening.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3 (the end).mp3
AWAKENING - version for clarinet, guitar and string bass  B307 $16.50 

LAS MENINAS: VARIATIONS (1985) for oboe, cello, guitar & piano by David Alpher was inspired by the visual variations that Pablo Picasso painted in 1957 on Velasquez’ 1656 masterpiece commonly known as “Las Meninas.” Several different musical styles are employed during this Theme and 21 Variations in a manner analogous to the stylistic changes Picasso effected from one painting to the next. (16') Grade V.
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3
A YouTube video with a slideshow of the paintings
LAS MENINAS: VARIATIONS for oboe, cello, guitar & piano, B104 $30.00

TRADITIONS (1990, 2014) for violin, clarinet, guitar & string bass by Howard J. Buss was commissioned by the Luski Endowment for Viva Klezmer! as part of the nationwide 50th Anniversary Celebration of the American Music Center. In 2014 the composer revised the work, further developing some sections. Traditions is a synthesis of traditional Jewish Klezmer music and elements of Western concert music. From the ornate opening cadenza (based upon the well-known "Shalom Alechem" melody to the jubilant, energetic "freilach" which concludes the work, Traditions spans a wide range of emotions. It is meticulously notated so that even if one has not performed Klezmer music before, it is relatively easy to play in this exciting style. (7’10”)
Grade IV-V.   Score Samples: Score_excerpt.pdf; Clarinet part.pdf
TRADITIONS for violin, clarinet, guitar & string bass, B340 $18.50 

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